50 Hikes in the Adirondacks
Short Walks, Day Trips, and Backpacks Throughout the Park
4th Edition Paperback ISBN: 0881505404
This classic guide to hiking in the Adirondacks has been extensively revised and updated and now includes 5 new hikes. Barbara McMartin has been hiking in the Adirondacks for decades; her family, for generations. She has distilled her vast experience into the 50 hikes offered here, representing a cross-section of the wilderness and wild forest: rugged peak climbs, gentle trips to distant waterfalls, bushwhacks to wild rivers. In all she describes 360 miles of trails to caves, uninhabited lakes, wetlands, cliffs, and fire towers across the Park's 6 million acres. The hikes range in length from 1.5 to 13.5 miles. Each hike description includes a topographic map, mile-by-mile directions, and information on distance, difficulty, terrain, and hiking time. An overview chart makes it easy to pick a hike for every ability. Throughout, McMartin provides commentary on the natural history of the region, along with colorful incidents from Adirondack history. 50 black and white photographs, 51 maps, index.
A Voyage Across America
Hardcover ISBN: 0395636264
The acclaimed author of Blue Highways and PrairyErth chronicles his journey across America's waterways in his dory Nikawa (River Horse), encountering strange people, hostile cities, and hair-raising dangers. Tour.
Dwelling Portably 1980-89
Paperback ISBN: 1934620084
Full of information about living without a permanent residence, this collection contains helpful and informative tips for biking, tents, showering, and cooking. These zines from 1980 to 1989 show how to live the lifestyle far outside of cities and bereft of technology.
The Extreme Weather Survival Manual
Paperback ISBN: 1616289538
Extreme weather has the ability to leave us devastated, but with the easy-to-followExtreme Weather Survival Manual you’ll be ready for anything Mother Nature throws at you. Dennis Mersereau and the editors ofOutdoor Life magazine offer their life saving advice to help you survive blizzards, hurricanes, firestorms and much more. As a weather reporter, it’s only natural that Dennis Mersereau is a self-proclaimed weather freak. Slate.com said of him, “Don’t mess with the Mersereau. He will find your weather fables and he will crush them . . . We need more Dennises. In fact, the National Weather Service itself should be run by Dennis, with each local office headed by a Dennis-like weather blogger tasked with explaining the relevant weather news of the day, and entertaining us when the weather is boring.
Best Tent Camping, Minnesota
Your Car-Camping Guide to Scenic Beauty, the Sounds of Nature, and an Escape from Civilization
2nd Edition Paperback ISBN: 089732935x
Best Tent Camping: Minnesota is a must-have guide to the best tent campgrounds Minnesota has to offer. This updated edition includes campground layout maps, directions to each campground, and descriptive profiles. Unlike other guides which merely list all campgrounds, Best Tent Camping: Minnesota profiles in detail the best sites in the state for campers who seek the serene and secluded. You'll find essential information about each campground (including season, facilities, rates, directions, GPS coordinates, and Web sites), as well as a description of the campground, the best sites, and nearby activities such as hiking, canoeing, fishing, and mountain biking. Whether you are a native Minnesotan in search of new territory or a vacationer on the lookout for that dream campground, this book unlocks the secrets to the best tent camping that Minnesota has to offer.
Handy Dad In The Great Outdoors
More Than 30 Super-Cool Projects and Activities for Dads and Kids
Paperback ISBN: 1452102139
Slacklining, edible bugs, tarp surfing, and more! In this awesome follow-up to the hugely popular Handy Dad, extreme sports athlete and TV host Todd Davis gathers more than 30 projects and activities sure to get kids outside and entertained for hours. With easy-to-follow instructions, helpful photographs, and detailed line illustrations, Handy Dad in the Great Outdoors is packed with all the essentials. From simple campsite know-how to more ambitious building projects (tepee anyone?), plus a few pranks for good measure, this book has something for every family and every place—be it the back country or the backyard.
Tom Brown's Guide to Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants
Paperback ISBN: 0425100634
For untold thousands of years, human beings have thrived on the nutritional and medicinal wealth of the plant life in the natural world. In these fascinating, wide-ranging, wonderfully informative stories, Tom Brown--director of the world-famous Tracking, Nature, and Wilderness Survival School--tells all about the uncommon benefits of the common trees, shrubs, flowers, and other plants we find all around us. This indispensible guide includes information on: How to use every part of the plant--leaves, flowers, bark, bulbs, and roots Where to find useful plants, and the best time of the year and stages of growth to harvest them How to prepare delicious food dishes, soups, breads and teas from the riches of the great outdoors An incredible range of experience-proven medicinal uses to treat headaches, burns, digestive disorders, skin problems, and a host of other maladies
Complete Outdoors Encyclopedia
Paperback ISBN: 0789327058
The ultimate do-it-yourself guide for the outdoors enthusiast, completely updated for today's outdoorsman and now in full color. This latest (fifth) edition of the award-winning Complete Outdoors Encyclopedia will again prove to be the most effective outdoor skills instruction book ever published. This monumental guide to the outdoors is produced for the first time in full color, featuring more than 1,300 photographs and 1,000 diagrams and illustrations. Totally revised and updated, this indispensable resource offers in-depth coverage of hunting, shooting, fishing, camping, boating, survival, first aid, bowhunting, and species profiles of game animals, birds, fish, and sporting dogs. This book is a must-have reference guide for both novice and experienced sportsmen as well as any person planning to learn outdoor skills. To broaden the scope of this established reference work, author Vin T. Sparano has compiled brand-new sections on wilderness survival, all-terrain vehicles, and boating. He has included new information on GPS and increased focus on specialty sections such as flyfishing, sporting clays, backpacking, nutrition, and first-aid breakthroughs for outdoors emergencies. Complete Outdoors Encyclopedia clearly explains and illustrates the latest technologies and trends in the outdoors.